Author Archives: Peter B. Meyer

Urban Regeneration, Energy Efficiency and Brownfield Renewal in Europe

Peter B. Meyer, Phd, President of The E.P. Systems Group, Inc,, recently returned from a series of assignments in Europe. He worked on projects supported by the European Union and the United Kingdom and spoke at an international confer3ence on … Continue reading

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A Public Investment Question: If You Build It, Will They Come?

The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area in Alabama is making decisions about whether or not to invest in a 52-mile highway spur that is budgeted at $4.7 Billion. The state and local contribution required to match the federal funds amounts to roughly … Continue reading

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EPA’s Contaminated Land Economic Analysis Handbook

In Fall, 2011, the EPA issued a new Handbook providing recommendations for economic analysis of land cleanup and reuse activities and programs. These activities pose significant measurement problems associated with such unique qualities as the diversity of contaminants and affected … Continue reading

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Determining Local Economic Impacts of New Investments

In a period of extended unemployment and slow economic growth, many localities and states are struggling to attract new investment in hopes of stimulating their economies.  To help economic development organizations determine where to spend their limited stimulus resources, The … Continue reading

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Finding Financing for Recycling

August, 2011 — The E.P. Systems Group  recently completed work identifying debt financing options for a well-established recycler looking to finance a new product line taking advantage of its raw materials flow and the demand for recycled materials from many … Continue reading

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EPSG Supports DOE’s Competitive Grant Winners

In addition to providing financial management technical assistance to state and local recipients of  formula grants from the US Department of Energy, E.P. Systems Group staff are supporting several recipients of special competitive DOE grants for creative retrofitting of existing … Continue reading

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Technical Assistance to EECBG and SEP Grantees

The  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or the stimulus act) provided funds to states under the State Energy Program (SEP) and directly to localities in the form of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBGs). The E.P. … Continue reading

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What can the UK teach the US about Low Carbon Economics?

The E.P. Systems Group is participating in consultations in England on climate change adaptation by suburbs and by gathering data on the British initiatives with respect to conversion to a lower carbon economy and will be writing up results in … Continue reading

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Impact Analysis for USCIS EB-5 Program Now Available

EPSG offers a new service for potential Regional Center applicants under the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services EB-5 program.  Applicants must show, as part of their application, the ability to create at least 20 local jobs per $ Million of … Continue reading

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Supporting Climate Change Legislative Efforts in the U.S.

The E.P. Systems Group, Inc., launched Climate Change Economics, a comprehensive website of resources and tools dedicated to addressing the carbon intensity of the U.S. economy and related climate change policy in the 50 states and territories on December 11.  … Continue reading

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